There’s nothing wrong with decorating a room or a tree with decorations, but there’s something wrong when a billionaire gives a man a $20,000 Christmas gift for doing the same thing.
On Wednesday, Trump gave a speech in Iowa, which he had previously been absent from due to his vacation, as part of the annual Christmas tree lighting festivities.
He had also recently been spotted on a flight to Mexico City, where he celebrated the Christmas season with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
The event was billed as a “family-friendly, family-oriented celebration” for the millions of families who attend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day events.
The White House announced that Trump would also be hosting a “lively” celebration for the children and families of the first responders who died in the Boston Marathon bombing.
But it turns out that the speech Trump was supposed to give on Wednesday was actually quite a bit more expensive.
Trump’s $20 million gift is actually a “Christmas tree” that’s set up to be “reclaimed” after the end of the year, according to the Associated Press.
The tree, which Trump says is “not a traditional Christmas tree,” has two Christmas lights set up, each of which is “fully lit” for Christmas Eve, with a “dance floor” for all of the families who attended that night.
The AP also reported that the $20-million gift is part of a larger “Christmas Tree” initiative for the White House.
According to the AP, the initiative has been going on since 2012 and has “raised more than $4 million in grants, funds and gifts to create more than 300,000 trees and make them more accessible to families and communities in the Whitehouse’s diverse and dynamic communities.”
The gift is also a reference to the $50,000 that the Trump Organization donated to the “Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia” in 2017.
Trump has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on his various Christmas decorations, and even has a replica of the “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” hanging in the Oval Office.
He also has his own private, “garden” at his house that bears the name of his eldest daughter, Ivanka.